Embody Your Story
Learn how to embody a story in this interactive storytelling workshop that showcases Diane’s creative approach to story-making!
Get the stiffness out of your telling and the playfulness back in with ‘embodied storytelling’ a delightful body-based approach. When you embody a story, your physicality is as full a partner as your imagination and your voice. Weave into your narrative arc the world of the story and the body-based experiences of your characters and find surprising moments, new insights and organic rhythms enriching your work. Embodiment opens the door to storytelling’s ancient, transformational magic.
Hands-On Storytelling Workshop:
Learn how to tell a folktale in your words! This participatory workshop leads participants through a series of exercises that open up everyone’s expressive abilities. Skills learned from this workshop can be applied to storytelling, story-reading and to public speaking venues. There will also be an overview of storytelling games that can be played with groups and a chance to play them. We will also have time to explore the creation of our own anecdotal and spontaneous tales.
Whenever we communicate a story, an idea or an image we rely on our voices to create a living world for our listeners. To do this we need a voice that is both expressive and authentic. Diane’s unique vocal and physical exercises help us to strengthen and explore the connection between the imagination and the voice increasing its flexibility, authenticity, expressiveness, range and resonance. Special emphasis is placed on finding your natural and true voice. Come prepared to engage your body, your imagination and the expressive powers of your own unique voice!
Comments from Diane’s Voice Workshop at Northland’s Storytelling Conference:
How do we create living characters? How can they be expressive or provide insight into the human condition? In this storytelling workshop we discover the many roads to characterization.
Comments from participants in Diane’s workshop at Sharing the Fire the Northeast Storytelling Conference:
The How and Why of ‘How and Why’ Legends
‘How and Why’ legends have universal appeal and are part of every culture’s mythology. Using scholars like Joseph Campbell and Mircea Eliade as our guides, we will explore the intention of these stories and look at ways to utilize that understanding to enhance our telling.